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Matchday 38 | SAT 16.05.2015





SAT 16.05.2015 | PREVIEWS

The fight for objectives continues in the Liga Adelante

The teams in the relegation zone will have another chance to get a win and move closer to survival; above them, there is an active fight for second place and the play-off spots.


SAT 16.05.2015

CD Leganés – CE Sabadell (4pm CEST Estadio Municipal de Butarque)

Matchday 38 of the Liga Adelante is getting underway and Sabadell will be trying to move out of the bottom zone where they are. Three points separate them from survival, so the Catalan side travel with hope and the will to overcome their situation. Their rivals, Leganés, still have a chance to make it into the play-off spots that could lead them to the Liga BBVA. Therefore, they will not be making things easy for Sabadell.

According to the Sabadell manager, Juan Carlos Mandiá, "the path towards survival is by competing in every game”. “Each time there are fewer games left, we will have crucial games. Leganés is a difficult side who are looking for a play-off place, therefore they will be very motivated for the game”.

Albacete B. – D. Alavés (4pm CEST, Estadio Carlos Belmonte)

At the same time, the sides from La Mancha and Vitoria will face off in a new battle for three points. Albacete, are 15th and need three points as soon as possible to ensure survival for another season. Alavés are ninth and continue to aim for a play-off place.

Alberto López, the Alavés coach stated: "We are going to go for the three points, however, Albacete also need them because of their situation. The team have a lot of enthusiasm and are anxious to do something big”.

R. Sporting – R. Racing C. (6pm CEST, Estadio El Molinón)

Both teams will be aiming to move up a place in this game. The side from Gijón are currently third, just two points off second place. Snatching it off Girona FC and getting automatic promotion will be their main aim. Meanwhile, Racing are just one place and one point away from survival and will be fighting to move closer to their objective.

Pedro Munitis, the assistant manager at Racing stated that all of his players “are really switched on and eager to participate.” In turn, Abelardo Fernández will go out and try to “win the five remaining games” and he stated that they will fight “until the end”. As such, it should be a game full of excitement.

R. Valladolid CF – At. Osasuna (6.15pm CEST, Estadio Municipal José Zorrilla)

The end of the season is approaching and all of the sides are trying to get the most out of the remaining games in order to achieve their main aims: the sides at the bottom are clinging on to survive and the sides at the top are aiming for a promotion place. This game is a good example of that. On one hand, Valladolid will be fighting for second place, and on the other, Osasuna will be aiming to move closer to survival.

Alfredo Sánchez, who will be filling in for Enrique Martín on the Osasuna bench, is expecting a difficult opponent who are “looking for an automatic promotion place”. Also, he stated that it will be vital “to not concede any goals, something that always allows you to get points”.

UD Las Palmas – RC Recreativo (8pm CEST, Estadio de Gran Canaria)

There are still a lot of points to be shared out, and there are several remaining opportunities for the Huelva side to survive for another season in the Liga Adelante. Likewise, the Canary Islanders still have chances left to reach an automatic promotion place for the Liga BBVA.

Paco Herrera, manager of Las Palmas, states that he needs “to win the five remaining games and wait for a miracle”. He will aim for victory against Recreativo, a side that “are playing to stay up and they will surely give everything”.

CD Mirandés – FC Barcelona B (8pm CEST, Estadio Municipal de Anduva)

With five games remaining until the end of the season, the Barcelona B team are in dangerous territory. They will have to give it all in every remaining minutes in order to defend their position and get out of the situation. Their host, Miranda del Ebro are in a more comfortable position than their rivals, in 13th on 47 points.

Jordi Vinyals, the Barcelona B coach, highlighted that this “could be a great week, with nine points to play for”. “We are trying to raise the team’s morale, so that they see it is possible, and that there is time left”, he stated.

CD Numancia – RCD Mallorca (8pm CEST, Nuevo Estadio de Los Pajaritos) 

At the same time, closing the day out, the side from Soria host Mallorca. On 42 points and in 16th place, the side from the Balearic Islands travel to the mainland with the hope of getting a win that would allow them to have a cushion for the remainder of the season. In turn, Numancia will be fighting to move into the battle for sixth place.

Miquel Soler, the Mallorca coach, is aware of the importance of the game and of a week where there are “nine points at stake that will be needed for survival”.

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